To spare time looking for the best landscaping edgers, we took the liberty to pick them for you. After thoroughly researching, we decided that for residential lawns, the most suitable choices are the electric models, both corded and cordless models. They not only help protect the environment but they also require little maintenance. As you will see in this article, we compared and reviewed these machines, so you just have to decide which model suits you best.
|1. Black+Decker LE750||2. Worx WG896||3. Black+Decker LST420||4. Work WG154||5. Greenworks 27032|
|BEST MODEL||OUR CHOICE||BEST PRICE|
|Amperage/Battery Amp Hours||12 Amps||12 Amps||2.0 Ah||1.5 Ah||12 Amps|
|Blade Diameter (in.)||7.5||7.5||N/A||10-12||7.5|
|Blade Maximum Cutting Depth (in.)||1.5||1.5||N/A||N/A||1.5|
|Blade Depth Adjustment||Blade Depth Adjustment||2-in-1 Tool||2-in-1 Tool||Blade Depth Adjustment|
|Built-In Cord Retention||Cutting Line Indicator||PowerDrive Transmission||Cutting Width Adjustment||Integrated Cord Lock|
|Right/Left Handed Assist Handle||Adjustable Shaft||Automatic Feed Spool||Fixed Ergonomic Handle||Adjustable Auxiliary Handle|
|Pull-Up Edge Guide||Pivoting Handle||Dual-Mode Switch||Automatic Single Line Feed||Double Edged Blade|
|Electrical Cord Lock||Adjustable Height||Rotating Head||Adjustable Shaft|
|Pivoting Handle||Foldable Spacer Guard|
|1 x 7.5″ Blade||2 x 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Battery||1 x 20V MAXLithium Battery|
|Charger||20V Battery Charger|
|30-Foot Spool||Trimmer Spool|
|Warranty||2-Year Limited Warranty||3-Year Limited Warranty||2-Year Limited Warranty||3-Year Limited Warranty||4-Year Limited Warranty|
Our first option is this corded model made by Black&Decker. The tool doesn’t require any setup and is pretty easy to handle, being lightweight enough to prevent strains. The 12 amps motor is powerful enough to allow you to use it along sidewalks, driveways, and so on. The blade is made of steel and has a diameter of 7.5 inches and you can set the cutting depth into 3 different positions: 1, 1.25, or 1.5 inches. Another great thing about this tool is that it can be converted into a trencher with the help of the pull-up edge guide.
For extra safety, this model features a built-in cord retention that keeps the extension cord well-secured. At the same time, the door on guard can be easily opened for a convenient clean access. Furthermore, you can adjust the position of the handle, so no matter if you’re right-handed or left-handed, you will be able to move it according to your needs. The manufacturer warrants it for a period of 2 years and if you aren’t satisfied with the tool, you can return it within 30 days. Unfortunately, the tool doesn’t come with any extra accessories.
|The cutting depth can be easily adjusted by hand||The handle is not height adjustable|
|The replacement blades are budget-friendly||You will find it more difficult to handle on thick growth of grass|
|Comes with 3 wheels: 2 in the back and 1 in the front|
|The handle can be positioned for both right-handed or left-handed users|
|Also doubles as a trencher|
Nice option if you’re looking for a powerful and solid edger. It is made by a reliable brand in this industry, so you’ll know what you’re buying. It comes with multiple features and is lightweight enough to maneuver it with ease. The only problem may be when it comes to thicker growth. Also, it would’ve been great if you could adjust the height of the handle.
Another corded edger that worth your attention. It is not the lightest model in our list, still, it is easy to maneuver even for a novice. It has a compact design that doesn’t occupy too much space in the tool shed. The powerful internal motor makes it a reliable choice when it comes to keeping your lawn in shape. The blade features 3 adjustable positions allowing you to set it at 1, 1.25, and 1.5 inches for best results every time. A great addition that you will find very useful is the cutting line indicator as you will always know the position of the blade.
The shaft is adjustable, so you can extend it to your height to increase the level of comfort. Also, it features a pivoting handle that allows a better control. When it comes to maintenance, it features an easy clean access, reducing the hassle of keeping it clean. Additionally, the electrical cord lock is a nice feature that offers peace of mind. This model comes with a longer warranty, namely 3 years and includes a blade.
|You have the possibility to adjust the cutting depth in 3 different positions||It doesn’t perform very well on thick and tall grass|
|Features a cord lock for extra safety||Occasionally, the blade spins loose|
|Comes with 2 rear wheels and 1 front wheel|
|Adjustable handle that allows you to use the tool without straining your back|
|You can add a bevel edging blade|
Overall, this model is a great choice. It features a solid construction and is very easy to handle. The powerful motor makes it a reliable choice for residential use while the low maintenance is a great plus. At the same time, this model is slightly less pricey in comparison to the previous edger. Of course there are some minor drawbacks, but they don’t affect its performance.
This is another great model made by Black&Decker that differentiates by power source. It is battery-powered which makes it portable. When you buy this model, you actually get 2 tools at the price of 1: a trimmer and an edger. Just by twisting and turning the head, you switch the trimmer into the edger mode. The tool is lighter in comparison to a corded model, weighing only 5.7 pounds. It comes with two 2.0-Amp-hour lithium batteries but you can set it to use one battery for a longer run time or both batteries if you need more power. Unlike the other tools, this one has 2 speeds which can be selected with the dual-mode switch. At 5500 RPM, it can handle less tough jobs, being at the same time more silent and quieter. At 7200 RPM, the tool is more powerful being able to cut tall grass without any problems.
Among the features that add more value to this trimmer edger combo are the PowerDrive transmission for high power and faster speed and the automatic feed spool that ensures uninterrupted work without bumping. In order to prevent fatigue, the tool features a pivoting handle and an adjustable height. For more convenience, the tool comes with some pretty nice accessories, including the batteries and the charger, as well as a spool, a guard, and a handle. Additionally, it comes with a 2-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
|Powered by two lithium-ion batteries that provide up to 60 minutes of work||Each battery needs up to 4 hours to fully charge|
|Can be used both as a trimmer and an edger||Even though it has an adjustable height, tall people still have to hunch over|
|Automatic feed spool and Powerdrive transmission features||At high speed, the vibrations may be uncomfortable|
|2 speeds available to match the maintenance needs|
|Lightweight design which makes it portable|
Eliminating the hassle of a cord, this battery-powered model is a great choice for medium lawns. You can use it for multiple applications as it can trim and edge very nicely. It is lightweight, compact, and easy to use. The battery needs more time to charge but luckily you get 2 of them. At the same time, the tool tends to vibrate at high speed. Other than that, there are no major complaints.
For a cordless edger, you can go with this model. Just like the previous tool, this one is a trimmer edger combo that helps you maintain the lawn without too much hassle. You can convert the trimmer to the edger mode with the help of the rotating head that enables a fast conversion. At 4.2 pounds, it is the lightest tool in our list, therefore portable and easy to handle. It comes with a 20V lithium battery that needs up to 5 hours for a complete charge. With this model, you can select the cutting width according to your needs. The 12-inch setting provides a generously large cutting path while the 10-inch path is ideal for small areas, helping you extend the running time.
The tool features an automatic single line feed, so there’s no need for bumping. For more convenience, this model also features a foldable spacer guard that extends for protecting your flowers and ornaments. When it comes to design, the tool comes with a fixed ergonomic handle that provides a better control. Along with the trimmer/edger, you will also receive a battery, a charger, a spool, and a safety guard. For peace of mind, your purchase will be covered for a period of 3 years.
|Versatile tool as it converts from a trimmer into an edger||The battery doesn’t last long, so you may consider buying an extra one|
|Features an adjustable cutting width – 10 or 12 inches||The battery needs up to 5 hours to fully charge|
|Comes with a spacer guard for protecting your flowers||The height can’t be adjusted|
|Features an automatic single line feed|
|Includes an economic handle that is fixed|
Great to consider if you want an edger that eliminates the hassle of a cord. As an extra benefit, it also doubles as a trimmer. It comes with some nice features that are meant to ease your work while enjoying better results. Unfortunately, as most battery-powered tools, the battery life is rather short and it needs up to 300 minutes to charge. Also, you can’t adjust the height of the tool.
With the help of this edger manufactured by Greenworks, you will be able to cut even edges right from the first use. It features a compact design, although is not as lightweight as the cordless models. The built-in 12-amp motor is powerful and strong which makes it a great choice for all sorts of jobs. It comes with a 7.5-inch diameter blade and you can adjust its depth according to your needs. This is possible due to the spring-assisted front wheel. The blade is made of steel and is double-edged for increased accuracy.
When it comes to safety, the cord lock feature is a great addition as you don’t have to worry about any accidental disconnections. You can adjust the tool to your weight with the help of the shaft that can be extended. Additionally, the auxiliary handle allows you to customize it for more comfort and increased control. You won’t receive any accessories with this tool but you will enjoy a long 4-year warranty.
|Features a cord lock to prevent any disconnections||Occasionally, it may tip on the side as the wheels are too close together|
|Generous 4-year warranty||In order to run, you have to hold the power on button continuously|
|You can adjust the shaft and the auxiliary handle||The replacement blades are a little bit pricey|
|The depth of the blade can be easily adjusted|
|Features a double-edged blade|
All in all, this corded edger works well and is available at an affordable price. It is powerful, being able to cut nice edges and it comes with some helpful features. Also, it is the model that includes the longest warranty. What we don’t like is the fact that you have to hold the power button during the operation and this can be a little frustrating. Also, the wheels are not very well positioned as they are too close and the tool may tip on the side very easily.
|Power||Powerful than cordless models but not ideal for tough jobs||Perfect for maintaining small lawns||Very powerful which makes them suitable for larger lawns|
|Weight||In general, they are the lightest models||Their weight depends on how heavy is the battery – in most cases they are slighly heavier than corded models||The heaviest and their weight is directly linked to the fuel tank capacity|
|Portability||Limited mobility as the depend on the length of the power cord – for more convenience you can use an extension cord||No cord involved so they are extremely portable||No cord involved but their weight makes them more difficult to maneuver|
|Environmentally Friendly||No fumes||No fumes||Emit fuel fumes|
|Maintenance||Minimum maintenance such as replacing the blade||Battery needs to be recharged regularly and may need to be replaced after a certain period of time||Require regular maintenance such as filling the tank with gas or emptying it when stored for a longer period of time, addying carburetor, etc.|
|Price||Less expensive than gas models||Similar in price with corded models, slightly more expensive||The most expensive ones|
For those who want more mobility, we recommend Black+Decker LST420. This machine comes with a powerful battery and some nice features that really make a difference. Nevertheless, it is rather difficult to find a cordless edger that doesn’t double as a trimmer. This may be a good thing, as you get 2 lawn maintenance equipment in 1 but the general opinion is that these combos are less performant than dedicated edgers.